Onshape is the only Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) product development platform that combines CAD, built-in data management, real-time collaboration tools, and business analytics.

Onshape Features

Data Management

Built-in version control and release management tools eliminate the need for a separate PDM system. Everybody works on the latest design data at all times. Every edit made by every user is captured and recorded and can be reversed at any time, providing unlimited undo/redo and a documented audit trail. Branching and merging enables multiple product ideas to be developed in parallel.


Edit designs simultaneously with other users and view changes in real-time as they are made. Easily share design data with your team, your company or your suppliers, setting granular permissions to view, edit, and export. Add comments and assign tasks to keep everyone on track. Follow mode facilitates interactive design reviews, presentations and collaboration.


Automate workflows to manage the release and revision control of parts, assemblies, drawings, and imported files. Create custom workflows specific to your own business processes. Users can design in parallel while waiting for a release candidate to be approved. Set up trigger points for notifications and emails.


Design complex solid and surface models using top-down or bottom-up methodologies. Capture design intent and inter-part relationships by designing parts together in a Part Studio. Further extend Onshape's robust feature set with custom features created using FeatureScript to automate complex or repetitive design tasks.


Create highly structured and detailed assemblies with built-in standard hardware and parts linked from other Documents. Capture complex kinematic relationships with a single Mate. Design parts in-context and manage updates predictably. Onshape's unique database architecture eliminates the problem of broken links and missing files.


Create fully detailed drawings of parts and assemblies with dimensions, datums, surface finish and weld symbols, geometric tolerances, notes, tables, balloons, callouts, sheets and fully configurable drawing properties. Supports import and export of DWG, DWT and DXF file formats.

Bill of Materials

Configure and manage a Bill of Materials while simultaneously editing an assembly. Insert non-geometric items with quantities and predefined units. Add BOM tables to assembly drawings with intelligent balloon callouts. Real-time updates ensure the BOM is never out of sync with the assembly it reflects.


Build complex families of parts and assemblies with separate tables for each configuration option, dramatically reducing the number of rows and cells. Configuration variables enable infinite product variations. Each configuration can have its own part number and revision (release) history.


Monitor project status with Activity, Release, Project and User Dashboards. Review document access and conduct security reviews. Stay up-to-date with the user activity stream. Users can see and access reports according to Global Permissions.


Develop your own Onshape integrations via a robust REST API. Extend Onshape to meet your business and engineering needs with ERP, PLM, SSO, simulation, and CAM add-ons available in the Onshape App Store. New partners and integrations are being continuously added.


Request support directly in the Onshape product. In-app feedback tools connect you directly with the Onshape support team. Self-paced tutorials and instructor led training is available via our learning center. Interact with the Onshape Community and staff via the forum.


Protect your design data from unauthorized use with role-based access control, AES-256 encryption, optional two-factor authentication and comprehensive audit logs. Onshape is SOC 2 Type 2 compliant and is hosted on AWS. Payments with Onshape are PCI compliant.

Onshape Information

Onshape Pricing


For single seat users who require modern CAD tools with modest collaboration and data management needs.

$1,500 per user, per year


For small, medium & consulting businesses that require a product development platform including CAD, release management, and data management.

$2,100 per user, per year


For organizations that require best-in-class product development tools, customized workflows, role based access control, and design analytics.

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